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A Summer Evening at Penwern 2022

Fred B. Jones House, Penwern (Wright, 1900)

June 4, 2022 4:00–9:00pm CDT

There is no better way to spend an early summer evening than at Penwern on Delavan Wisconsin, Wisconsin.  Beautifully restored by its owners, John and Susan Major, this gorgeous multi-building estate is one of the most ambitious of Wright’s summer cottages, which are often ignored in the body of critical work about Wright and his architecture.  Located 90 miles from Chicago and 60 miles from Madison, Penwern is rarely open to the public.

Join our hosts and the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy for a special evening beginning with cocktails and a boat ride on Delavan Lake where we will view four other neighboring cottages designed by Wright.  We will next enjoy a gourmet dinner in the dining room of the main house.  After dinner, we will tour the grounds and stables, and end the evening with dessert in the newly constructed greenhouse.

Guests will receive a copy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern: A Summer House (Wisconsin Historical Society Press) by Mark Hertzberg.

This special evening is not to be missed as a wonderful way to kick off your summer! Proceeds benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.

This extraordinary opportunity is limited to 15 guests.  Tickets are $1,500 each ($1,240 is tax deductible).

Refund Policy:  Due to the very exclusive nature of the event and the limited number of participants, we are not able to provide refunds for cancellations received after Thursday, May 27, unless the reservation can be filled.

Traveling to the Lake Delavan area:  There are many area hotels, but two recommendations include the Abbey Resort and Lake Lawn Resort. Penwern is located about 90 miles from Chicago and 60 miles from Madison or Milwaukee. Transportation between your hotel and Penwern will be provided.

Penwern © Mark Hertzberg

Penwern boathouse © Mark Hertzberg

Penwern greenhouse photo by Barbara Gordon

Penwern dining room © Mark Hertzberg

Penwern living room © Mark Hertzberg

Wright in Idaho 2022

Bliss, Idaho

September 10 – 11, 2022

Join us for a gourmet dinner at Teater’s Knoll (1952) and a tour of spectacular contemporary houses in the Sun Valley. Attendance will be limited.

View photos from our past sold-out events in 2016 and 2019 on Flickr.

Check back for details and registration information.

Photo by Henry Whiting II

Outside Teater's Knoll during the Conservancy's dinner and tour
Photo by Kelley Lacey